Best of 2017

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by WFUV Staff | 09/22/2022 | 9:58am

The best music of the year, as chosen by WFUV listeners. Thanks for voting and for sharing in another great year of music with us!

See: Top 50 Albums | Top 90 Songs + Spotify Playlist | WFUV Staff Picks

Artist Discovery of the Year

  1. Lo Moon
  2. Cigarettes After Sex
  3. Middle Kids
  4. Bedouine
  5. Phoebe Bridgers

Top 50 Albums

  1. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound
  2. The War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
  3. The National, Sleep Well Beast
  4. St. Vincent, Masseduction
  5. Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
  6. Beck, Colors
  7. Iron & Wine, Beast Epic
  8. Ryan Adams, Prisoner
  9. Aimee Mann, Mental Illness
  10. Arcade Fire, Everything Now
  11. Dan Auerbach, Waiting on a Song
  12. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Soul of a Woman
  13. Spoon, Hot Thoughts
  14. Robert Plant, Carry Fire
  15. LCD Soundsystem, American Dream
  16. Nicole Atkins, Goodnight Rhonda Lee
  17. Laura Marling, Semper Femina
  18. Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up
  19. Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Navigator
  20. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice
  21. Josh Ritter, Gathering
  22. Rhiannon Giddens, Freedom Highway
  23. The New Pornographers, Whiteout Conditions
  24. The xx, I See You
  25. Big Thief, Capacity
  26. Gregg Allman, Southern Blood
  27. Grizzly Bear, Painted Ruins
  28. Wolf Alice, Visions of a Life
  29. Elbow, Little Fictions
  30. Deer Tick, Deer Tick, Vol. 1
  31. Sylvan Esso, What Now
  32. The Shins, Heartworms
  33. Phoenix, Ti Amo
  34. Ani DiFranco, Binary
  35. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
  36. Craig Finn, We All Want the Same Things
  37. Jeff Tweedy, Together at Last
  38. Real Estate, In Mind
  39. Margo Price, All American Made
  40. Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
  41. Haim, Something to Tell You
  42. alt-J, Relaxer
  43. Gorillaz, Humanz
  44. Cigarettes After Sex, Cigarettes After Sex
  45. Charly Bliss, Guppy
  46. Blondie, Pollinator
  47. The Lone Bellow, Walk Into A Storm
  48. Julien Baker, Turn Out the Lights
  49. Stars, There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light
  50. Randy Newman, Dark Matter

Top 90 Songs

  1. Portugal. The Man, "Feel It Still"
  2. St. Vincent, "New York"
  3. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, "If We Were Vampires"
  4. The National, "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness"
  5. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, "Continental Breakfast"
  6. Arcade Fire, "Everything Now"
  7. Arcade Fire, "Creature Comfort"
  8. The War on Drugs, "Pain"
  9. Wolf Alice, "Don't Delete the Kisses"
  10. Gregg Allman, "My Only True Friend"
  11. St. Vincent, "Los Ageless"
  12. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, "Hope the High Road"
  13. Big Thief, "Shark Smile"
  14. Dan Auerbach, "Shine on Me"
  15. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, "Matter of Time"
  16. Spoon, "Hot Thoughts"
  17. The New Pornographers, "High Ticket Attractions"
  18. Beck, "Up All Night"
  19. The War On Drugs, "Thinking of a Place"
  20. Alice Merton, "No Roots"
  21. The National, "Day I Die"
  22. Sylvan Esso, "Die Young"
  23. The xx, "On Hold"
  24. Aimee Mann, "Goose Snow Cone"
  25. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, "Find Yourself"
  26. Father John Misty, "Total Entertainment Forever"
  27. Iron & Wine, "Call It Dreaming"
  28. Elbow, "Magnificent (She Says)"
  29. Fleet Foxes, "Fool's Errand"
  30. Father John Misty, "Ballad of a Dying Man"
  31. Cigarettes After Sex, "Apocalypse"
  32. Lo Moon, "This Is It"
  33. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, "Over Everything"
  34. This Is The Kit, "Moonshine Freeze"
  35. Blondie, "Long Time"
  36. Francis and the Lights ft. Chance the Rapper, "May I Have This Dance (remix)"
  37. Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White, "Look at What the Light Did Now"
  38. Father John Misty, "Leaving LA"
  39. Josh Ritter, "Showboat"
  40. Earl St. Clair, "Ain't Got It Like That"
  41. The New Pornographers, "Whiteout Conditions"
  42. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, "White Man's World"
  43. Brandi Carlile, "The Joke"
  44. Lo Moon, "Loveless"
  45. Iron and Wine, "Bitter Truth"
  46. Laura Marling, "Wildfire"
  47. Dirty Projectors, "Up in Hudson"
  48. Harry Styles, "Sign of the Times"
  49. Randy Newman, "She Chose Me"
  50. Phoebe Bridgers, "Motion Sickness"
  51. Jeff Tweedy, "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"
  52. LCD Soundsystem, "Call the Police"
  53. U2, "You're The Best Thing About Me"
  54. LCD Soundsystem, "Tonite"
  55. Fleet Foxes, "Third of May/Odaigahara"
  56. Son Little, "Blue Magic (Waikiki)"
  57. Morrissey, "Spent the Day in Bed"
  58. Grizzly Bear, "Mourning Sound"
  59. Phoenix, "J-Boy"
  60. The xx, "I Dare You"
  61. Hurray For The Riff Raff, "Hungry Ghost"
  62. Middle Kids, "Edge of Town"
  63. Beck, "Dear Life"
  64. Kevin Morby, "City Music"
  65. Robert Plant, "Bones of Saints"
  66. Son Volt, "Back Against The Wall "
  67. Belle and Sebastian, "We Were Beautiful"
  68. Slowdive, "Sugar for the Pill"
  69. Ryan Adams, "Prisoner"
  70. Ani DiFranco, "Play God"
  71. Aimee Mann, "Patient Zero"
  72. Maggie Rogers, "On and Off"
  73. Mavis Staples, "If All I Was Was Black"
  74. The War On Drugs, "Holding On"
  75. Craig Finn, "God in Chicago"
  76. Ryan Adams, "Do You Still Love Me?"
  77. Margo Price, "A Little Pain"
  78. Phoenix, "Ti Amo"
  79. Manchester Orchestra, "The Gold"
  80. The War on Drugs, "Strangest Thing"
  81. Mondo Cozmo, "Shine"
  82. Strand of Oaks, "Radio Kids"
  83. Hurray for the Riff Raff, "Living in the City"
  84. Broken Social Scene, "Hug of Thunder"
  85. Foxygen, "Follow the Leader"
  86. Stars, "Fluorescent Light"
  87. Nicole Atkins, "Darkness Falls So Quiet"
  88. St. Vincent, "Masseduction"
  89. The National, "Dark Side of the Gym"
  90. Spoon, "Can I Sit Next To You"

Top 90 Songs of 2017: Spotify Playlist

See: Top 5 Artist Discoveries | Top 50 Albums | Top 90 Songs | WFUV Staff Picks

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